My Son’s 1st Birthday Party: Jollibee Kids Party

I wanted to make sure that I’ll be posting all about my Son’s 1st Birthday party from preparation up to the event itself.

Let’s face it, planning an event is very nerve-wracking. Given that I am working full-time, as much as I wanted to plan and organize my son’s first ever birthday party, I just know that I won’t probably finish everything on time.

When and Where?

My son’s actual birthday falls on Tuesday, so I decided that we will make a separate celebration on the coming weekend so that our family and friends will be there too.

I researched possible food chains, venues, caterers etc. that’s easy on the budget and practical. After all the research I settled with what‘s tried and tested.

I chose Jollibee.

  • I think it is the most affordable out of all the other fast food chains.
  • You can custom the food you’ll serve as long as you have purchased worth 5000Php of solo food orders. Just do the math I know you’ll get to find what is affordable for you.
  • You can never go wrong with Jollibee, Kids love him.
  • Venue is free with host and of course, Jollibee (mascot) himself will be there to entertain the kids.
  • You just don’t have to deal with all the stress of trying to contact the caterer, the venue. Etc. You get the idea. 😀

Visit their website at http://jollibeeparty.com/ so that you can save your target date or go to your chosen branch. I made a down payment of 3000Php to secure the slot. This will be deducted to your total bill after the party.

Cake

I chose to avail Jollibee’s chocolate cake to save time. You may opt to bring yours but they will only allow to serve cakes purchased from Red Ribbon (retail partner) in the venue.

Party Loot Bags

I paid 1500Php just for the Party Kit which includes the following.

♥ 30 Name tags and 30 Balloons

♥ 20 Assorted Game Prizes

♥ 15 Party Hats, 15 Invitation Cards and 15 Tray liners

♥ 5 Boxes of Crayons

♥ 1 Message Board

♥ Jollibee Mascot appearance

I did not avail their loot bags. Initially I wanted Elmo’s World to be the party theme. Due to copyright, you can only choose from their available theme or use general themes. So I decided that I will just buy and create my own loot bags to add a bit of my son’s personality in it.

My son loves his Mr. Lion Pillow, so I decided that I will incorporate Lion on his loot bags.

I went to Divisoria with a friend to look for wholesale items.

I found these cardboard bags of 10(Pcs) for 35Php only. I Chose red since my son will be wearing his red long sleeves.

Then some colorful key chains for 60Php a dozen and Bubbles worth 130Php for 20 Pcs. Who doesn’t want bubbles? Right? 😀 I only included these two items plus random chocolates and candies inside to avoid stress among mommies to pick up all the tiny nick knacks after their kids.

Then, I googled a bit and look for candy topper templates. I used this particular one found at

http://bagtoolsimages.blogspot.com/2013/09/bag-topper-template.html

Then I attached it to the loot bags. I included my Son’s name and date of the event on the blank space above

Photobooth: PSHOT
I asked one of my close friends for recommendations. She sent me a link on facebook and told me her great experience when she availed their photo booth. Plus, it is very affordable and definitely a bang for your buck. Well, I must say it is true because I also searched for other photo booths near our area but theirs are the most affordable and practical.

They have different services and packages offered but I only chose to stick with their 2500Php package. Just the basic where we can use their photo booths for 2 hours unlimited shots with props, free photo standee, and to my surprise, a free basic photo coverage during the event.

Head on to their FB Account and see for yourself how affordable and great their services are based from my experience and other’s reviews. I gave them 5 stars for their superb and accommodating service during the event.

 https://www.facebook.com/PSHOT/

Special thanks to le hubby’s free gift card, we were able to purchase the following.

Then I just bought his shoe for P 399.75 at Metro Gaisano Alabang

When worn

Had a blast with family and friends. Kudos also for the party hosts. They made sure everyone is having fun during the party.


Summary of Expenses

Party Fee – P 1,500

For 80 guests (30 Kids: Yum Burger, 1 Full Spaghetti, 1 Ice Cream in a cup, drink; 50 Adults: 1 Full Spaghetti, 1 Pc Chicken with Rice, Drink) – P 9,410

Cake – P 1,100

Photobooth – P 2,500

Loot Bags – P 1,500

Xoxo 😊 


The South Burger Review: My South Burger Experience (Laguna Bel-air Sta.Rosa, Laguna)

Hubby has been raving about a new burger place near our home that his friend recommended. According to him they only serve home-made burgers . Being a Certified Food Lover that he is, he got curious and went there the other night and tried it for himself. I was not as excited as he is since I was dead tired due to workloads in the office. Burger Places/ Restaurants were popping almost everywhere and I’ve tried most of them so I don’t expect anything different. So I just went to bed early.

The following morning, I went about and do my usual routine every morning before going to work. He asked me if I liked the burger that he brought home last night. I did not notice the bag sitting’ on my bedside. I wasn’t sure if he was just makin fun of me or I was just half asleep cause he said that we had a brief conversation and told me about the burger. I honestly can’t remember a thing and this happened a lot of times already. Lol!  I told him I’m just going to eat while in our car cause we have to hurry to avoid the rush hour.

Anyways,  I opened the brown paper bag not expecting anything extra ordinary, but Lo and Behold! The burger is quite massive than any other regular burgers I’ve tried. I got excited, (finally!) it was neatly wrapped in a foil. When I opened it, a generous amount of cheese sauce almost dripped on my shirt. It is jam-packed with everything you want in a burger and more… The patty is double the size of a regular burger. Hubby asked how was it.  I just continued eating, lol.. I am certain that their patty is indeed Home made and 100% pure beef. I dig in a bit and saw a thick slice of (not sure which) ham/spam and strips of bacon. If I can recall it correctly, what hubby gave me is their Cheesy Bacon.

I just have no words to describe how  happy and satisfied I am with the burger eventhough it was from his late night food escapade. Hubby also said how he love their nachos and milkshake. And guess what, their menu is definitely reasonably priced. Their Burger ranges from 80 pesos – 150 pesos. (Will update in case they changed their prices)

Sooooooo, after hearing all of the praises from hubby. I am tempted to try out and see it for myself.

A day passed, hubby and I decided to eat there before heading home. It is very accessible and easy to locate given that it is only along Laguna Bel Air 1 Main Road (Sta. Rosa, Laguna)

The owner is very accommodating, he would welcome and will gladly explain what they have in the menu.

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The South Burger Counter

So we ordered their South Burger Overload. The owner said that it’s a mix of their 2 burgers. Sorry I am just bad with remembering names in general but this comes with a sunny side up egg.  You can add 30 pesos to avail of their drinks and mojo added to your burger. They only have 2 choices of drinks, Hubby ordered their Red Tea and I decided to try their Cucumber Lemonade. We also ordered their nachos.

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South Burger Overload P 150 + 30 for the mojo and drinks

Look how mouth-watering that is!

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Mojo

They served it in a wood type – chopping board complete with knife,fork and plastic gloves.

Red Tea and Cucumber Lemonade

I failed to take a picture of their Nachos cause hubby dug right away the moment they served it.

Due to its serving size, I am sooo full. I love their Cucumber Lemonade. Their Nacho is quite spicy for my liking but still an A+ for its taste.

The Verdict

I would say, this is the best burger I’ve tried. Just what I’ve said it is indeed 100% Pure beef
patty and home-made. Generous amount of everything from their cheese sauce to their veggies. They only offer limited choices in their menu, but hopefully they would add a few more. The place is quite small though. Reasonably priced for a great and best tasting burger in the South. Will be coming back to try their milk shake, soon. 🙂

Xoxo

Rating

Food  – 4.5
Price – 5
Service – 5
Place – 4.5

TOTAL: 4.75

Opening Hours 3:00 PM till 11:00 PM

Check them out below:

FB: https://www.facebook.com/thesouthburger/

Instagram:@thesouthburger

http://www.finerestaurantfinder.com/restaurant/105739456427011/The+South+Burger

What’s inside my Make-up Bag?

Having an 8 month old baby to take care of and a full-time work, I am always and I have to be on the Go. However I always make it a point to present myself less tired than I actually am. 😀 So here are some of the makeup stuffs that I carry around with me for touch-ups on a daily basis.

 

Face Powder:     Maybelline White Super Fresh Powder

The simple white packaging sold me on this and since a lot of people are all raving about this product, I finally gave in and bought myself one. I am in the shade Honey. Compared to the Maybelline Clear Smooth All in one, this one looks and feel lighter. There are days that I want more from this product so I would just use a primer before patting this unto my face. I use either Rimmel’s Fix & Perfect PRO Primer or the Maybelline’s Baby Skin Pore Eraser.


 

Blush-on:     EB Advance Lip and Cheek tint and San San Rosanne Collection in Sweet Glow

Majority of the blushes I owned are in pinks or mauve but this one is an exemption.  I won’t leave the house without my EB Advance Lip and Cheek tint in very red which I believe is the only shade that they have. This has become a favorite. As a blush, it is very pigmented and stays put. Have tried using this as a lip tint on days when I wanted my make-up to look fresh and natural. However, the bitter taste of this product reminds me of the raspberry flavored paracetamol that I used to drink as a child when I am not feeling well. Still, I recommend this since it is very affordable and works well.

The San San Rosanne Collection in Sweet Glow is a shimmer pink blush that I originally planned to use as a highlight above my matte blushes. From the name itself, It does give you a bit of glow. It has a very fine texture, silky to the touch and not powdery. Have tried using this alone and so far I liked it.

blush on

 

 

blush

Lip Products:     Revlon’s Just Bitten Lip Balm in the shade 001 Honey, MeNow Kiss Proof Lipsticks and the Bee Naturals lip balm

Okay, so I won’t say much about Revlon’s Just Bitten since this is a tried and tested product and loved by many. I’m sure almost everyone will agree with me on this. This has been one of my HG lip products. I love how Honey is moisturizing and natural looking it is on my lips. Have tried a darker shade from their original range, If I can recall it correctly, I think it is in the shade Crush. It is a dark berry shade that when used sparingly, gives me that true Just Bitten look.

I have my No.8 and No. 12 MeNow Kiss Proof with me. No. 8 gives me that Kylie Jenner Vibe while No.12 is a dark berry with a hint of purple. Sometimes I would put a lip balm first, wipe of the excess and then dab No.12 and create a ombre effect which is kind of on trend nowadays. True to its claim that it is indeed Kiss Proof. From my experience, it did stay put for several hours with minimal drinking and eating. As expected it is drying otherwise it won’t be Kiss Proof in my opinion.

lipsticks

Swatches

Bee Natural lip balm is an affordable lip balm that I’ve tried that works. It is very affordable with a price range of 75-80 Pesos per pack which consist of 2 lip balms. It is minty which I look for and does a great job with keeping my lips healthy. It does claim that the ingredients used are comparable with Burt’s Bees. Haven’t tried the latter so I can’t comment on that.


I always do my brows before leaving the house so I did not mention any brow product.I do curl my lashes and put on mascara when I feel like I need an extra oomph on my look but for days that I am in a hurry, these basics are good enough for me to carry around.

Xoxo

 

Why I started Blogging

I first heard about blogging when I was in grade school. Never thought that I’ll be doing this especially now that I am a mom. Writing for me is a talent (which I know I am not good at), a tedious task and hard work. I’d rather read than write.

So what made me decide to start blogging?

For one, I have always been interested in make-up but it is only when I started working when I’ve decided that it is finally okay and acceptable to wear make-up on a daily basis. Gone were the days when I can only get ideas from my favorite magazines. WI-Fi was invented and YouTube became my happy place. I got curious with how to properly apply make-up, got introduced to different beauty gurus and vloggers and then started researching reviews about certain make-up products as reference before I make a purchase. So basically, browsing through different websites and blogging sites made me think, what if I started a blog of my own to share what I like and love? What do I look for in a blog? What can I share especially for those who are in a budget like me? Should I focus on make-up or whatever floats my boat? And the list goes on.

Two, since I am not a fan of writing, I am challenging myself to just try to see for myself what I can do. This is also a way for me to express myself and to share what I know and to learn also in the process.

Three, to put into writing whatever is happening in my life especially my son’s milestone. Eccenthrift to serve as my Online Journal.

So whoever is reading this, Thank You! Hope to see you on my coming posts! 🙂